TO BE KILLED 5/21/19
She’s your dream dog! PRECIOUS is just a GEM!
A volunteer writes: “Precious is as precious does, and after giving 6 years of love and loyalty to her previous family, this stunning sweetheart deserves to be treasured happily ever after. She's a patient girl when waiting for walk time and strolls at an easy pace despite being on the 'tall' side, passing other dogs with ease and perking her ears toward all the new city sounds she hears. Precious rolled up to the Care Center in style so we already know she loves car rides. After our first date I can confirm she appreciates petting, gives wonderfully soft cheek kisses and has her 'sit' command down to a fine art as well. She's interested in toys and always happy to share them, but exploration and socializing are Precious' number one priorities right now and her idea of a perfect date is one spent on the go with her human by her side. This gentle giant is searching for a quiet home and a patient family who'll take things slow and treat her with the love and respect she needs to blossom into her most confident self. Precious is waiting at our Manhattan Care Center, reach out a helping paw today.” Message our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com for assistance making this amazing girl a part of your family today.
Precious is just a GEM of a girl!
Precious LOVES the ball !
PRECIOUS, ID# 61329, 6 yrs old, 106 lbs, Unaltered Female
Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Tan / Black
Owner Surrender Reason:
Shelter Assessment Rating: LEVEL 3
No children (under 13)
Medical Behavior Rating: 2. Blue
OWNER SURRENDER NOTES - BASIC INFORMATION: Precious came into our Care Center with her owner. Precious is said to be protective of her family and very loving. Around strangers she is said to not be very tolerant and express aggressive behavior. Precious has no bite history. Precious hard barks at strangers when they are looking at her. Precious has had episodes where she has lunged, snapped, and hard barked at strangers but has no bite history. She is said to be very tolerant around children. Precious is said to play rough with children. She was occasionally around a 9 year old girl and an 18 year old male ( children of the owner). Although Precious has not lived with another dog she has spent time around another large dog. With this large dog she plays rough. Precious is said to have hard barked at dogs she doesn't know. Precious has not been around any cats. Precious is said to hard bark at cats and lunge. She has no ressource guarding issues, no bite history and is partially housetrained. Her previous owner describes her energy level as high.
Has this dog ever had any medical issues?
For a New Family to Know
Precious likes to play with toys like chew bones and balls. She is said to play rough with everyone. When someone unfamiliar approaches she hard barks and may lung. She is said to have occasional accidents in the house. Precious sleeps on her owners bed. Precious eats Pedigree wet and dry food.
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 6 years)
Previously lived with: An adult
Behavior toward strangers: Lunges, snaps, and barks- especially when they look at her
Behavior toward children: Tolerant with the owner's children
Behavior toward dogs: Barks at them, playful with a dog she knew
Behavior toward cats: Hard barks and lunges at them
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Precious is described as having a high level of activity.
SHELTER ASSESSMENT SUMMARIES - Date of assessment: 30-Apr-2019
Strength and pulling: Light
Reactivity to humans: None
Reactivity to dogs: None
Leash walking comments: None
Loose in room (15-20 seconds): Moderately social
Call over: Approaches with coaxing
Sociability comments: body tense, panting, sat by assessor
Soft handling: tolerates contact
Exuberant handling: tolerates contact
Comments: body tense, panting, but stayed close to assessor
Jog: Follows (loose)
Arousal comments: initially tense, but became more loose with tail wagging
Knock: No response
Knock Comments: none
Toy: Grips, relinquishes
Toy comments: None
PLAYGROUP NOTES - DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES:
4/30-5/2: Precious keeps to herself in a group of male and female dogs.
INTAKE BEHAVIOR - Date of intake: 28-Apr-2019
Summary: Lunged and barked
Precious is described as having a high level of energy. She will need daily mental and physical activity to keep her engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct her energy and enthusiasm. We recommend feeding with puzzle feeders and food-dispensing toys. And we recommend only force-free, reward-based training techniques for Precious.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: Level 3
Behavior Asilomar TM - Treatable-Manageable
No children (under 13)
No children: While in the care center, Precious has been fearful and uncomfortable with some handling. Her previous owners report that she may bark, snap, and lunge towards strangers. For these reasons, we feel that an adult-only home would be most beneficial at this time.
No cats: Precious's previous owners report that she will hard bark and lunge towards cats. For this reason, we recommend a home without cats.
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration
Potential challenges comments:
Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: While at the care center, Precious has been fearful and uncomfortable with some handling. It is also reported from her previous owners that Precious will bark, snap, and lunge at strangers, especially when they stare at her. Please see handout on Fearful/potential for defensive aggression.
On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: The previous owners report that Precious will bark, snap, and lunge towards strangers, especially when they stare at her. She will also bark at other dogs. Please see handout on On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration.
MEDICAL EXAM NOTES
DVM Intake Exam. Estimated age: 6 Yrs., Microchip noted on Intake? N Microchip Number (If Applicable): n/a. History : owner surrender. Subjective: Observed Behavior -very tense, watches examiners closely, allows exam. tail tucked. Evidence of Cruelty seen -n. Evidence of Trauma seen -n. Objective: T = , P =60, R =wnl, BCS 7/9. EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam:limited, front teeth clean. PLN: No enlargements noted. H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic. ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated. U/G: spay scar felt. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities. Assessment: overweight. Prognosis: good. Plan: weight loss.
*** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT ***
If you would like to adopt a NYC ACC dog, and can get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process, you can contact the shelter directly. We have provided the Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan information below. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
If you CANNOT get to the shelter in person and you want to FOSTER OR ADOPT a NYC ACC Dog, you can PRIVATE MESSAGE our Must Love Dogs page for assistance. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST live in NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Northern VA. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a NYC ACC dog. Transport is available if you live within the prescribed range of states.
Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208
Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029
Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309